Zach Turnure
Zach  Turnure


St. Louis, Mo.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 225



11 Buckeyes Graduate; 34 Named Academic All-Big Ten

Ohio State will suit up 14 college graduates for the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic


Cotton Bowl Classic - USC vs. Ohio State

No. 5 Ohio State faces No. 8 USC in the 82nd Cotton Bowl Classic in Arlington, Texas


No. 1 Ohio State vs. Northern illinois

Photos from No. 1 Ohio State's game with the Northern Illinois Huskies on September 19th, 2015.

Ohio State Overview: Zach Turnure was a rugged, physical, energetic and fine football player for the Buckeyes over his four seasons with the team. He was also a terrific teammate in the linebacker room all four years. He came to Ohio State as a scholarship lacrosse player, but found out he missed football a great deal, so he made the switch after his freshman season. It was an outstanding decision, as he was awarded with a football scholarship as a senior (one of only two walk-ons to earn a scholarship in 2017), and he graduated in December with his degree in communications. Playing on multiple special teams units every game and totaling more than 200 plays on the season, Turnure was one of the top tacklers on special teams with 13 total tackles in 2017. For his career, Turnure played in 26 games for the Buckeyes, including all 14 games during the 2017 season when the Buckeyes won the Big Ten championship and defeated USC in the Cotton Bowl. He is a two-time Varsity O letterwinner.

More on Zach: Turnure was a U.S. Lacrosse All-American at Christian Brothers College High School in St. Louis and a first-team all-state performer. He captained his 2013 lacrosse team that won a state championship and was a captain on his football team as a senior as well. He was also first-team all-state as a senior and his league’s defensive player of the year. Turnure is the son of Patricia and Robert Turnure, and he has two sisters: Jessi and Meghan.